Expert – The New Indian Express
Express news service
KOCHI: Although the state has carried out extensive awareness campaigns for the Covid vaccination, a large proportion of people with comorbidities and unique medical conditions remain concerned about their safety.
While the ultimate goal is to get everyone vaccinated, doctors stress that people with chronic illnesses or unique medical conditions should consult with doctors before receiving vaccines. “There is what is called the ‘contraindication’, where some patients cannot be allowed to take certain medications.
There are two categories of this condition. The first is anaphylaxis which is caused by a severe food allergy or drug allergy. Without timely medical assistance, the result could be fatal. The second is pregnancy.
Although breastfeeding mothers can be vaccinated, pregnant women should be advised against due to plausible risks, ”said Dr B Padmakumar, head of the department of general medicine, Government Medical College, Alappuzha. a few seconds. They could pass out and even go into cardiac arrest.
Doctors point out that such side effects in patients with unique medical conditions, if not treated properly, could discourage normal people from getting the vaccine. “Their reaction could trigger panic among other things. These vaccine formulas contain several adjuvants that help create a stronger immune response. However, patients with minor allergies need not worry, ”he said.
NO DOUBT ABOUT SAFETY
Doctors reiterate that normal people don’t need to worry about the vaccine at all. “Patients shouldn’t be making medical decisions on their own. All vaccination centers have doctors. Patients can talk to doctors about their condition. Also, everyone who takes the vaccine goes through a 30-minute observation period to make sure they don’t have side effects. There is no room for worry. Instead of criticizing the process, everyone should follow the scientific evidence, ”said Dr CJ John, chief psychiatrist at Medical Trust Hospital.